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Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig Holstein

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Religion  Lutheran

Name  Ernst Duke
Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Born  11 August 1863 Dolzig, Kingdom of Prussia (1863-08-11)
House  Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Father  Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Mother  Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Died  February 22, 1921, Przemkow, Poland
Spouse  Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (m. 1898)
Parents  Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Grandparents  Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Great-grandparents  Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Similar People  Princess Louise of Belgium, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig‑Holstein

Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (August 11, 1863 – February 22, 1921) was a son of Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. He inherited his father's title as titular duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

On August 2, 1898 in Coburg, he married Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, daughter of Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Louise of Belgium. The grandfather of the bride, King Leopold II, did not attend the wedding but sent the Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold as wedding gift.

The couple had no children. However, on 11 November 1920, Ernst Gunther adopted Prince Johann Georg and his sister Princess Marie Luise, children of Prince Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.


  •  Bavaria - Knight, Order of St. Hubert - February 1901
  •  Belgium - Grand Cordon in the Order of Leopold - 1898.
  • Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Crown.
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    Ernst Gunther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein Wikipedia

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